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Transit Visa

No-Visa Entry Policy for Foreigners in Transit (Revise)

With effect from 1 May 2016

Eligibility for No-Visa Entry for Foreigners in Transit

  1. No-Visa Entry for Transit Tourists (Existing Policy)  
    1. Eligibility
      1. A national of one of the countries prohibited from no-visa entry into Korea, except for a national of Macedonia, Cuba, Syria, Sudan and Iran; and

        1. Who holds an entry visa for, and is bound for one of the following countries via Korea: United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand; or
        2. Who follows under A-i-(1) and is bound for the country of nationality or a third country via Korea, through direct flight from the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand to Korea after staying in these respective countries.
    2. Criteria for Permission

      The person must hold a reserved airline ticket for a flight that departs within 30 days.

    3. Status of Stay and Period: Tourism & Transit (B-2) visa, 30 days
  2. No-Visa Entry for Transit Tourists Participating in the Transit Tourism Program(newly adopted policy)
  1. Eligibility
    1. A foreigner who transfers at the Incheon International Airport to the country of nationality or a third country and participates in the Transit Tourism Program, except for a national of one of the 11 countries prohibited from no-visa entry for Jeju Island (Ghana, Nigeria, Macedonia, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Kosovo, Cuba, Palestine); or
    2. A foreigner who holds a Japanese group visa and participates in the Transit Tourism Program.
  2. Criteria for Permission

    1. The person must hold an airline ticket for transit within 72 hours.
    2. The person must stay only in the proximity of Seoul (Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi Province)
  3. Status of Stay and Period : Tourism & Transit (B-2) visa, Within 72 hours